Divisional Celebrations Team

Mission

Our Divisional Celebrations Team explores, develops and implements initiatives to recognize and celebrate the outstanding efforts and the accomplishments of members of the Division of Student Affairs. The team’s efforts focus on planning occasion-based events, celebrating milestones, building connections between members of the Division of Student Affairs, and fostering a supportive, friendly, and respectful staff community.

Members

Division of Student Affairs

  1. Amber Mullen (Chair)
  2. Kyle Abbott
  3. Meghan Gaffney
  4. Lindsay Gaylord
  5. Gabrielle Salerno

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – November 5, 2008

Members Present: Amber Mullen, Kyle Abbott, Meghan Gaffney, Lindsay Gaylord, Colleen Rabbitt The team reviewed and approved the minutes from the last meeting. Amber updated the team on DSA Leadership Team feedback regarding the Holiday Celebration. We have been approved … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 22, 2008

Members Present: Amber Mullen, Kyle Abbott, Meghan Gaffney, Lindsay Gaylord, Colleen Rabbitt The team reviewed the charge statement for the Divisional Celebrations Team. Amber reviewed and explained the evolution of the Divisional Celebrations Team. In addition, Amber shared some of … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 1, 2007

The Staff Development Team has been changed to the Divisional Celebrations Team with a new purpose and mission TBA.

Meeting Minutes – February 18, 2005

On February 16, 2005, the Staff Development Team coordinated the annual Late Night Breakfast. Approximately 40 DSA members staffed the event and 793 students attended, more than double the number from last year. The Peer Educators were on hand to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 6, 2005

In a previous meeting our team proposed dates for the upcoming year’s annual events and we passed this information onto the DSA Leadership Team. Based on the Leadership Team’s feedback we reexamined the date for the Winter event and sent … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2005

Our main focus this week was to begin putting together our calendar of development opportunities for the DSA staff. First and foremost, we felt we needed to discuss our annual events and determine proposed dates so that staff can get … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2004

As our first order of business, we reviewed the goals and our notes from the Staff Development Team Planning Retreat on August 4th. We spent much of the meeting by continuing to lay out our plans for the upcoming year, … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – August 11, 2004

We spent our time this week preparing for the upcoming DSA Kickoff slated for August 16th. This is a much-anticipated event when all Division Staff have the opportunity to spend time with each other, catch up on the long summer … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – August 4, 2004

We held our first Staff Development Planning Retreat on August 4th in hopes to lay out our staff development plan for the year. Originally scheduled for two days in the beginning of the summer, this event was postponed and shortened … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – July 28, 2004

To begin our meeting, we reviewed the evaluations from our DSA Day Event and based on the feedback it appears that our newest staff members had an enlightening day. In addition Peter spent some time updating the team on his … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – July 1, 2004

This summer is proving to be busy as we continue to plan and host numerous Staff Development Events. We hosted the first of our summer events, Day ONE: A Look at Our Incoming Students and Families, on June 22, 2004.This … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – May 20, 2004

After a successful End of Year Luncheon, the 2003-2004 SDT met for one final time to review and finalize plans for summer workshops and the SDT retreat scheduled for May 25, 26th. We have revised the agenda for June and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – May 5, 2004

After finalizing a few details about the End of Year Luncheon, we began working on the agenda for the June and July Staff Development events. Our June workshop (June 22, 2004) will once again utilize our Day ONE experiences to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 21, 2004

We are all set for the End of Year Banquet at Williamson’s, with official DSA invite going out by April 30, 2004. Also, We have begun planning the summer Staff Development opportunities! Our June event will again focus on learning … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 24, 2004

Due to low numbers, the session this past week on “Customer Service Skills” was postponed. In the meantime, we have finalized all details for the upcoming Readers Club. We selected Chapter 9 “Developing Policies to Address Controversial Issues” from the … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 10, 2004

Last week, we hosted a session on Legal Issues, presented by Associate Dean of Students Alan Wendell. More than 10 staff members attended and had a lot of positive feedback. We are excited about our upcoming events, and have almost … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – February 5, 2004

In addition to finalizing details for the upcoming workshops in March and April, we have been re-thinking and re-working the end of the year event plans due to budget constraints. Event details have not been finalized, but we have two … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 14, 2004

We were very pleased with the January Workshop, and feedback from divisional staff was very positive. After reviewing the feedback, we decided to add to and/or change some of our spring workshops. A new calendar will be out soon and … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 26, 2003

The November Readers Club has concluded, and the staff that attended enjoyed an opportunity to discuss “Student Development and the Catholic University”. Discussions centered not only on the selected reading, but included individual experiences in regards to working at Catholic … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 12, 2003

After discussing our recent events, we spent a brief amount of time finalizing the discussion format for our November Readers Club workshops. We are sure this will be a valuable opportunity for staff to reflect on their experiences and share … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 29, 2003

We were excited to announce our calendar events for the year last week. In addition, we launched the new La Salle Virtue of the month program, which is an electronic reflection of one virtue each month with questions. The goal … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 15, 2003

With Mike Roszkowski from Institutional Research set for our Assessment program in October, we decided to go with Accenture’s Dee Wendell for our Performance Review session in early November. We spent time reviewing and discussing the chapters from “Understanding Student … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 1, 2003

Our September-October mylasalle portal training sessions went very smoothly. Nearly 30 DSA staff members attended these sessions to learn more about how to use the portal to further our mission. Now we are busy finalizing presenters for the October session … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 18, 2003

Invitations to DSA staff for the September events of “DSA and “mylasalle” portal training will be out soon. These workshops have been planned for next week and will allow DSA staff to explore ways to use “mylasalle” to further the … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – August 20, 2003

August 17th Student Leader training was a success, and many students have given verbal feedback that was positive. Approximately 175 students attended this day long event. Peter Lafferty has sent out formal evaluations and is working to compile those results. … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – August 6, 2003

We are finalizing all details for the upcoming August Student Leader Training and Opening Kick Off BBQ. In addition, we are preparing our 2003-2004 objectives for Leadership Team to review. The objectives include a monthly staff development event utlizing our … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – July 28, 2003

With the completion of DSA Day, the team is busy with August events and planning the upcoming year. The August pre-Opening Weekend events for student staff members and student leaders are set, with final details of locations and such to … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2003

We continue to work on summer Staff Development events. Plans for the first annual DSA Day are in the final stages, and the event is just around the corner. Now, our focus is on the August 17th and 20th Student … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 30, 2003

Working in partnership with Food Services and Athletics, the SDT has working diligently to finalize the details for the upcoming 4th Annual Late Night at La Salle University. All pieces are coming together, and final details of entertainment and staff … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – January 16, 2003

The SDT recently completed two events: DSA Annual Winter Holiday Gathering and the Annual DSA January Workshop. SDT has been busy compiling all the evaluations from these two events, which were very successful. SDT is busy now preparing for two … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 21, 2002

We are working diligently to finalize plans for the Annual DSA Winter Holiday Party which will be held December 17 at 1:00 p.m. In addition, we are busy working on the January Workshop, which will be held January 7 from … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 7, 2002

During today’s meeting, we discussed the Leadership Team’s plans to work with Food Services on the Thanksgiving Dinner on a larger scale (with an invitation to all University faculty and staff to become involved). We then discussed the divisional survey … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2002

SDT reviewed and gave final approval on the DSA Staff Development Survey to be distributed. A plan was created for distribution and collection, along with a timeline. All surveys will be compiled and results will be discussed at the next … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2002

Our meeting focused largely on two tasks that resulted from our charge for 2002-2003. The first task was evaluating a survey that will be distributed to DSA staff through staff teams. The purpose of the survey is to give feedback … Continue reading